I'm Andrea. Thanks for having a look around.

 

I was seven when I got hold of my first camera (my dad's Polaroid OneStep!) and I've been taking pictures pretty much ever since. In a past life I was an advertising/marketing copywriter, but that can be our little secret. While I'm now primarily a family and newborn photographer, I do commercial and editorial photography work as well. And no matter who or what I’m shooting, I think the most beautiful photos are the ones taken using natural light so I try to stick with that as much as possible. 

Have I mentioned that I'm American? In 2005 I moved here from NYC where I used to shoot weddings and headshots on the side. I lost the chicken fight with my now husband over where to live but have never looked back – Edinburgh is an amazing place to raise our two lovely little boys. Children are amazing and so funny and I feel really privileged to be able to come into people's lives for a few hours and and make a bit of magic happen. And don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise – good photography is magic!

Anyone can cobble together a portfolio of decent individual shots, but if I were hiring a photographer I'd want to see exactly what they could do for me from start to finish. Have a peek at some of my faves.

 
me, taken by my eight-year-old :)

me, taken by my eight-year-old :)